‘The Mandalorian’: Gina Carano Joins Cast of ‘Star Wars’ TV Show

Carano’s role remains under wraps

Gina Carano has joined the cast of “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show from Jon Favreau, individuals with knowledge of the project tell TheWrap.

Carano’s role in the series remains under wraps.

The series, which is set in the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” follows a Boba Fett-like character, described as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” In “Star Wars” lore, Mandalorians made the iconic armor that bounty hunter Boba Fett, and his “father” Jango Fett (he was technically an unaltered clone of Jango) wore in the films.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will direct episodes of the series, with Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) helming the first episode.

The series, which doesn’t yet have a premiere date, will air on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ that is expected to launch toward the end of 2019. Disney announced back in March that the “Iron Man” and “Lion King” director would write and executive produce a live-action “Star Wars” TV show, the first live-action show set in a galaxy far, far away.

Carano’s credits include “Deadpool,” Fast and Furious 6,” and “Haywire.” Carano was formerly a mixed martial artist and a fitness model.

Carano is represented by The Gersh Agency and The Syndicate.